–Commercial Observer has more details about Wells Fargo’s financing of Essex Crossing Site 6. The financial firm is actually providing more than previously reported – $80 million for this parcel alone.
—New York Magazine’s Justin Davidson argues that independent retail is thriving in New York City.
—Politico New York conducts an exit interview with Jonathan Lippman, New York’s chief judge and Lower East Side native.
–After feeling the heat from the New York Post, Mayor de Blasio is returning $20,000 from Glenwood Management, one of the real estate firms embroiled in the Sheldon Silver mess.
–Guitarist Adam Roth, a fixture of the Lower East Side scene since the 1970s, died at the age of 57, reports the Daily News.